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Old October 26 2013, 03:10 PM   #136
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Re: Things people often say you find amusing...

are you working in the medical sector, Iguana? (btw, why thunder lizard? are you a dino-fan?)


Rick, my commiserations. The dreaded Of instead of Have is certainly a hot candidate for the UFOS-award (Ugliest Flower Of Semi-literacy).

From my recent bedtime reading (Highlander and Stargate fanfiction) come these expressions whose horror-factor certainly fits the season:

you're instead of your - you're certainly not a pair of dirty socks lying on the floor!

Conner instead of Connor (MacLeod) - if you write fanfic you should be able to spell your hero correctly

and last but most horrid:
hanger instead of hangar - who'd have thought that 500 shuttles fit into a Goa'uld hanger? Either these aliens can fold up their vessels really small or they have huge wardrobes.
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Old October 26 2013, 06:08 PM   #137
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are you working in the medical sector, Iguana?
I think he is working in the (theoretical) physics field.

And because I actually set MLB straight, no, I don't either, but my other half works in health care for a major company and her father, as well as other numerous relations are Doctors and other health care professionals. Plus I have a chronic condition and know a few things about a wide range of topics, plus, some of it was just plain old common sense.
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Old October 27 2013, 09:16 AM   #138
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Rick, my commiserations. The dreaded Of instead of Have is certainly a hot candidate for the UFOS-award (Ugliest Flower Of Semi-literacy).
That award would definitely go to "wreck havoc" as far as I'm concerned.

Also, "chose" versus "choose" and "loose" versus "lose." It's bewildering how many people get both of those exactly backwards. It's like the second "o" in "choose" fell out and got lodged in "lose."
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Old October 27 2013, 09:19 AM   #139
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Hollowgram instead of Hologram is also a nice one.
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Old October 27 2013, 12:29 PM   #140
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Also, "chose" versus "choose" and "loose" versus "lose." It's bewildering how many people get both of those exactly backwards. It's like the second "o" in "choose" fell out and got lodged in "lose."
Touche! I have to admit that I regularly have to look the latter pair up in a dictionary, having an unfortunate tendency to confuse them. You may have noticed that I take great pains to avoid either in my posts. Fortunately, the English language offers quite a few alternatives (make less tight, unbind / misplace, mislay)
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Old October 27 2013, 05:57 PM   #141
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That award would definitely go to "wreck havoc" as far as I'm concerned.
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Hollowgram instead of Hologram is also a nice one.
Both of those are eggcorns. Others include one in the same instead of one and the same, shoe-in instead of shoo-in, free reign instead of free rein (that one in particular gives me a bug up my ass) and without further adieu instead of without further ado.
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Old October 27 2013, 10:50 PM   #142
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are you working in the medical sector, Iguana?
I think he is working in the (theoretical) physics field.
Yeah, I'm an astrophysicist and I work in science popularization. I'm not an expert in the medical field, but I intimately familiar with the scientific method and its applications, and I can smell unsound scientific practices within one mile.
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Old October 27 2013, 11:53 PM   #143
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That award would definitely go to "wreck havoc" as far as I'm concerned.
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Hollowgram instead of Hologram is also a nice one.
Both of those are eggcorns. Others include one in the same instead of one and the same, shoe-in instead of shoo-in, free reign instead of free rein (that one in particular gives me a bug up my ass) and without further adieu instead of without further ado.
My favorites that I've seen in test papers:
"It's a doggie-dog world."
"That very moving film, The Shawplank Reduction."
"Don't take it for granite." (God, if I see that again, I'll lose my freakin' mind)
"Right from the echo."
"A when-when situation."
"We will need to tough base." (sigh)
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Old October 28 2013, 01:31 AM   #144
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"That very moving film, The Shawplank Reduction."
That sounds more like a simple malapropism than an eggcorn. But it's funny.
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Old October 28 2013, 01:42 AM   #145
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When folks pronounce Star Trek as "Star Track".
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Old October 28 2013, 02:45 AM   #146
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Nucular.
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Old October 28 2013, 03:34 PM   #147
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"Don't take it for granite." (God, if I see that again, I'll lose my freakin' mind)
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and I can smell unsound scientific practices within one mile.
That's good to know. If I want you to completely freak out I'll just have to mention Däniken

A colleague of mine got pensioned off a few weeks ago - much to everone's relief. He used to email polls, asking people to use the "voting-bottoms"
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Old October 28 2013, 04:00 PM   #148
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Another one I see every damn week--"firstable." ARGH. It's supposed to be "first of all," but they think it's firstable.


On Saturday, a friend told us that, in the next town over, there's a neighborhood with Camelot-themed street names but apparently, the city-planners or sign makers couldn't spell. The streets include "King Author's Court" and "Excaliber."
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Old October 28 2013, 04:14 PM   #149
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I just heard this today, a new one for me:
"As far-wise as that goes..."
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Old October 28 2013, 04:21 PM   #150
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Firstable?! OMG, I've never heard that! Haven't heard far-wise, either.

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